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McGill, James (1744–1813), fur trader and politician in Canada, was born on 6 October 1744 in Stockwell Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the second child and eldest son of James McGill (bap. 1717, d. 1784) and his wife, Margaret Gibson. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather ...

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McTavish, Simon (1750–1804), fur trader and merchant, was born in Stratherrick, the son of John McTavish (d. 1774) of Garthbeg, a lieutenant in the 78th foot, a Highland regiment. McTavish's rise from humble beginnings to control of a mercantile empire stretching from the ...